jean-luc.chevillard at UNIV-PARIS-DIDEROT.FR
Fri Jul 17 10:57:26 EDT 2009
piling a question on a question,
I wonder whether what you describe might be linked with a question I
asked on this same list in 2002
I elicited a few answers, such as:
(by Madhav Deshpande)
(by Peter Scharf)
It is possible that trying to describe what "laughing" is,
in a phonetic/scientific perspective
(without saying that it is "le propre de l'homme" :-)
is as difficult as explaining "kh, g and gh"
to a dravidian speaker (who knows only "k"),
and requires references to animal cries
I hope this is useful
-- Jean-Luc Chevillard
Dominik Wujastyk a écrit :
> ---- Forwarded message from Dagmar Wujastyk <d.wujastyk at gmail.com> ----
> Dear INDOLOGY members,
> Has anyone come across the verb "hreṣ" - "to neigh" or "to whinny" in
> the sense of "to laugh"?
> I am reading a passage in the medical treatise Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha
> (Sūtrasthāna 2.16) on correct professional conduct for a physician
> that reads
> hreṣaṇīyāṃ ca tadvārrtāṃ na prakāśayate bahiḥ|
> "He does not reveal any xxx news about him outside."
> Obviously, "to be neighed" does not fit the context.
> Any suggestions would be very welcome.
> I am not an INDOLOGY list member: kindly CC replies to me at
> <d.wujastyk at gmail.com>
> With thanks,
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